MBA Programme International Management HfWU

This accredited postgraduate Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme has two main objectives: Graduates from an institution of higher education with a non-business background will get the opportunity to acquire fundamental knowledge in business administration, management and economics.

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DURATION:
18 months

HfWU – Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen

Location The city of Nürtingen with its 40,000 citizens is located in the Neckar Valley and belongs to the larger Stuttgart region, one of Europe’s strongest economic areas. Nürtingen-Geislingen University enjoys a high reputation among businesses and professionals: short academic programmes, small groups and proven hands-on practicability in teaching.

The university achieved remarkable results in national rankings. A leading business magazine ranked it among the best universities of applied sciences in Business Administration.

Course focus This accredited postgraduate Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme has two main objectives: Graduates from an institution of higher education with a non-business background will get the opportunity to acquire fundamental knowledge in business administration, management and economics. Furthermore, the programme provides the necessary knowledge and understanding of international economic relations, intercultural issues and business language.

A good mix of professors and business practitioners hold lectures in German and English. During the Master’s programme students learn to analyse international business and management problems. This enables them to find sound solutions for effective operations and sustainable economic success. By using teaching methods such as case studies, team exercises and excursions to international corporations, the Master’s programme imparts knowledge and abilities in the following areas:

Module Catalogue

Module 01: Basic skills for Business and Management 01.1 Applied Managerial Quantitative Methods 01.2 English Business Communications

Module 02: General Management 02.1 Concepts General Management 02.2 Corporate Strategic Planning Simulation

Module 03: Managing Projects and Organisations 03.1 Organisation and Information Management 03.2 Project Management

Module 04: Financial Resources 04.1 Accounting and Financial Statement 04.2 Investment and Finance

Module 05: Value Chain Management 05.1 Marketing Management 05.2 Supply Chain Management and Purchasing

Module 06: Managerial Economics 06.1 Microeconomics 06.2 Macroeconomics

Module 07: Business Law 07.1 Commercial Law 07.2 International Commercial Law

Module 08: International Business & Management 08.1 Cases International Management 08.2 International Human Resource Management

Module 09: International Financial Resources 09.1 Management Accounting 09.2 International Reporting and Control 09.3 International Business Finance

Module 10: International Value Chain Management 10.1 Cases International Marketing 10.2 Intercultural Competence

Module 11: Theory and Practice of Foreign Trade 11.1 International Economics 11.2 Foreign Trade

Module 12: Business Strategy Cases 12.1 Strategic Direction/ Business Transformation

Module 13: Elective

Module 14: Paper Writing and Thesis

Module 15: Oral Exam

Target group Non-business graduates who want to work in positions requiring business and management know-how.
Course language German and English
Entry requirements
  • University degree or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience
  • German language skills: DSH 2 or TestDaF level 4 or equivalent
  • English language skills: TOEFL (500 points paper based/ 173 points computer based/ 61 points internet based) or equivalent
  • Admission test at Nürtingen University
  • A GMAT score of at least 500 points is recommended; if available, it replaces evidence of English proficiency and admission test
Degree Awarded Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Management
Course Begins in October; For self-financed applicants (without scholarship funding) start is also possible in March
Course Duration 18 months (3 semesters)
Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme 2-6 months, depending on the applicant’s prior knowledge. Important: Applicants need to submit proof of basic German language skills (of at least level A2 or B1) when applying to the programme
Remarks Special services: Tutoring, social activities, cultural activities
Fakultät Agrarwirtschaft, Volkswirtschaft und Management
Prof. Dr. sc. agr. Erskin Blunck
Neckarsteige 6-10
D-72622 Nürtingen
Phone: +49 (0)7022 / 201-393
Fax: +49 (0)7022 / 201-392